Free Printable – Glitter Layered Wedding Program Fan

Post Date : February 15, 2016

DIY Glitter Layered Wedding Program Fans. A New Spin on an Old Favorite.

Layered program fan made with MirriSPARKLE glitter paper. Free print templates & assembly instructions in post.

This post is adapted from one of our most popular tutorials, How to Make Your Own Program Fans. An oldie but goodie, it explained how to use two cards and a stick to make fun, offbeat, practical programs for warm weather weddings.

Here, we give it a fresh spin by layering in our new MirriSPARKLE glitter paper. We provide free, customizable print templates, step-by-step instructions, and a huge variety of specialty papers for you to create something truly unique.

Let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need To Make Your Fan Program

1. Download Template Folder

Start by downloading the template folder below. It is a zip file with two Microsoft Word templates for the front and back cards of the program.

Program Fan Templates

Templates measure 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and are in standard arial font.

edit program fan templates in Microsoft Word

2. Customize Cards

Customize templates by changing wording, fonts and colors to taste.

Fonts shown are Open Sans (sans serif) and Lavanderia (script).

Print program fan cards

3. Print Cards

Templates look good? Great! The next step is to print them at home (or submit your files to us to print).

Need help with home printing? Check out these card stock printing tips.

Cut program fan cards using paper trimmer

4. Cut MirriSPARKLE Backers (and cards – optional)*

Next, you will need to cut MirriSPARKLE backers to size according to preference:

What Size Glitter Backer?

  • How much of a border do you want?
  • How large do you want your program to be?
  • How much glitter paper is in your budget?
  • How much cutting do you want to do?

Less Cutting, Bigger Program, More MirriSPARKLE to Purchase

For example, if you want a 1/8 inch sparkle border around your 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 program, you will need two backers that measure 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. You could get one backer per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, or two per larger 12 x 12 sheet, but no additional card cutting would be required.

Cut cards for layered program fan with paper trimmer

More Cutting, Smaller Program, Less MirriSPARKLE to Purchase

In our example, we chose to be more economical and get two 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sparkle backers from one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. However, this requires trimming each 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card to 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 to get a 1/8 border.

The choice is yours!

Glue glitter paper to backs of two cards to make program fan

5. Glue Backers to Cards

Use your preferred paper adhesive to adhere a backer to each card. We like ZipDry.

Glue stick to card to make program fan

6. Glue Stick to One Card

Glue a stick to the back of one card (location varies with how long you want your handle).

Glue two cards and a stick together to make program fan

7. Glue Cards Together, Back to Back

Finally, glue both cards together, back to back, and your fan is complete.

Layered program fan made with MirriSPARKLE glitter paper. Free print templates and instructions in post

Layered program fan made with MirriSPARKLE glitter paper. Free print templates and instructions in post